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Family Elephantidae Gray 1821 (elephant)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Elephantoidea according to J. Shoshani et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Mammutoidea, Paratetralophodon, Stegodontidae

Subtaxa: Elephantinae, Stegodibelodon, Stegodon, Stegodontinae, Stegotetrabelodon, Stegotetrabelodontinae, Suina

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Type: Elephas

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser